Korea Open: BAM hopeful of Iskandar hitting top gear

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Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) admitted that they would love to see the improvement of men singles shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the Korea Open GP which begins today.

BAM Deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said Iskandar has just recently proved his worth although by winning small scale titles, notably the Swiss Challenge, Singapore Open Series and the Poland Open.

“He has shown progress. His performance level is quite exciting but I do hope he continues to impress especially in a higher level tournament like this Korea Gold GP,” he told Arena Metro.

This will be Iskandar’s best chance to prove himself on a higher level.

“The experience he gained while training in Europe has shaped him into a better player. I want him to continue this momentum. He has been under the guidance of BAM for quite a while now and it’s time to take it a step further.”

24 year-old Iskandar is the 15th seed in Korea, and will begin his journey with a first round match against Lee Hong Je tomorrow.

Iskandar is joined by other fellow Malaysians – Soo Teck Zhi, Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Goh Soon Huat –  in the men singles category.